This Week in Pendant

TWIP is a weekly round-up of Pendant's shows, featuring news, interviews, preview trailers and generally more than you probably ever wanted to know about Pendant Productions!

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Episode Archive

  • One Hundred Thirty-first Episode

    Episode Number: 131

    "Dreamnasium" is moving along! Again. I mean, it was before, but now it still is, and anyway it's all good news. A new upcoming scripted show has a directing team attached and its scripts are presently in revisions, and will hopefully debut before the end of the year! We've got exclusive preview clips of "The Kingery" episode 11x05, "Mage and Machine" episode 2x05 (the mid-season finale!), and "Seminar" episode 98! And Jordan and Perry Whittle discuss time traveling, playing god, and chess stories! Reminder: this show is not for rudes, be you human or otherwise.

    Episode download: TWIP131master.mp3

    Release Date: April 4, 2021

    Run Time: 49:00
  • One Hundred Thirtieth Episode

    Episode Number: 130

    If you were wondering, now that we have a new unscripted show, if there might be another one of those debuting soon, the answer is... yes. In fact, it's already debuted! "Pulp Today" runs every Monday and will put choice snippets of classic pulp fiction right into your brain! Our Google Podcasts issues have been resolved, so now all our feeds are where they're supposed to be... which seems like a good thing. We've got preview clips of "The Kingery" episode 11x04 and "Mage and Machine" episode 2x04, and Jordan and Kirsty Woolven discuss conversions, beer money, and feral cats! Grab your sexy cookies and have a listen!

    Episode download: TWIP130master.mp3

    Release Date: March 7, 2021

    Run Time: 43:57
  • One Hundred Twenty-ninth Episode

    Episode Number: 129

    Our mailing list is gone! Who knew we even still had a mailing list? Precious few!  The Pendant Shakespeare's "Pericles" casting call has concluded, Google Play/Google Podcasts is a headache, and we have a new show that's non-scripted non-fiction, "The Writers Block!" You definitely need to check it out if you have any interest in comic books, geeky stuff, writing, art, or publishing. And if you don't have an interest in any of those things, you're probably not reading this. We've got exclusive previews of "The Kingery" episode 11x03, "Mage and Machine" episode 2x03, and "Seminar" episode 97, and Jordan and Brady Hendricks discuss refusing questions, funny southern guys, and heavy metal singing. Give us those star clicks, please!  

    Episode download: TWIP129master.mp3

    Release Date: January 31, 2021

    Run Time: 32:47
  • One Hundred Twenty-eighth Episode - 2020 Pendy Awards!

    Episode Number: 128

    It's the 2020 Pendy Awards! Celebrating excellence in Pendant Productions as voted on by YOU! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you so much for listening! For 2021, may all of us be inestimable and "inspowered."

    Episode download: TWIP128master.mp3

    Release Date: January 3, 2021

    Run Time: 32:07
  • One Hundred Twenty-seventh Episode

    Episode Number: 127

    It's... still November? Somehow? Welcome to your blue TWIP! Is that a thing? Maybe it's a thing. What's definitely a thing is that TOMORROW is your last chance to vote in the 2020 Pendy Awards, so get that done soon! We've got new lead directors to talk about, a lead role is casting RIGHT NOW (audition, ladies!) and "Dreamnasium" season 2 scripts are moving right along! We've got exclusive preview clips of "The Kingery" episode 11x01, "Mage and Machine" episode 2x01, and "Seminar" episode 96, and Jordan and Pete Milan discuss shifts, ensembles, and poor bastards!

    Episode download: TWIP127master.mp3

    Release Date: November 29, 2020

    Run Time: 45:23
  • One Hundred Twenty-sixth Episode

    Episode Number: 126

    It's November and that means this month you'll get to nominate and vote in the 2020 Pendy Awards! Even more important than that is the election on Nov. 3 in the U.S., so maybe be sure you vote for that first and help save democracy, yeah? We've got a preview of The Pendant Shakespeare's complete "Richard II", and Jordan and Marte Brengle discuss marshmallows, unsuspecting evil beings, and chicken legs! This episode is both nice and good.

    Episode download: TWIP126master.mp3

    Release Date: November 1, 2020

    Run Time: 44:10
  • One Hundred Twenty-fifth Episode

    Episode Number: 125

    Happy October! "Dreamnasium" begins planning for season two, and is moving into pre-production with more of Geoffrey Thorne's sci-fi goodness! "Seminar" wrappers will be going to a new writer after episode one hundred, and we've got the deets. We've got exclusive previews of "The Pendant Shakespeare's" Sonnets 15 and "Seminar" episode 95, and Jordan and Melissa Autumn Hearne discuss protests, disheveled bears, and special expletives. Join us for some ephasising. Look it up! (nah probably don't)

    Episode download: TWIP125master.mp3

    Release Date: October 4, 2020

    Run Time: 38:46
  • One Hundred Twenty-fourth Episode

    Episode Number: 124

    Pendant just had another birthday! Can you believe it? It actually happens every year, yet somehow we always forget. Typical. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of "Mage and Machine" on completing a stellar first season! We've got another new assistant director, a very special offer for Pendant fans with Serial Box, and your exclusive first preview of "Genesis Avalon: Patriot!" And Jordan and Kathryn Pryde discuss fun teenagers, growth, and being the Cher of Pendant. Join the virtual party!

    Episode download: TWIP124master.mp3

    Release Date: September 6, 2020

    Run Time: 1:05:44
  • One Hundred Twenty-third Episode

    Episode Number: 123

    Big changes! Well, one big change. For one of us, but not so much for you. We talk assistant directors, hiatuses, and our release calendar through the end of 2021! We've got previews for The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cresssida" act V part 2, "Mage and Machine" episode 1x08, and "Seminar" episode 94, and Jordan and Emaline Tuck discuss cliffhangers, avoiding work, and Nathan Fillion! Our mic might be a little too hot for us to fix society, but that won't stop us from trying.

    Episode download: TWIP123master.mp3

    Release Date: August 2, 2020

    Run Time: 52:53
  • One Hundred Twenty-second Episode

    Episode Number: 122

    The Pendant Shakespeare's 100th episode is only a few weeks away! How cool is that? (very) We're playing a bit of Director Shuffle, and there's a good amount of dereliction of duty 'round these parts. We've got exclusive preview clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act V part 1 and "Mage and Machine" episode 7, and Jordan and Dan Foster discuss Marilyn Manson, being V. O. Curious, and closets full of emotions!

    Episode download: TWIP122master.mp3

    Release Date: July 5, 2020

    Run Time: 1:11:58
  • One Hundred Twenty-first Episode

    Episode Number: 121

    Little tidbits on upcoming seasons of "Dreamnasium" and "The Kingery," exclusive clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act IV part 2 and "Mage and Machine" episode 6, the "Seminar" episode 93 preview trailer, and Jordan and Anjali Kunapaneni discuss fast-talking lawyer-types, toe-dipping, and snarky resonation! Keep your masks on! (This was recorded earlier in the week before the present protests, and feels a bit trivial now. But it's here if you need to be distracted for half an hour. Black lives matter.)

    Episode download: TWIP121master.mp3

    Release Date: May 31, 2020

    Run Time: 32:24
  • One Hundred Twentieth Episode

    Episode Number: 120

    Stay at home orders roll on, but so do we! We're doing the credit announcer shuffle, "Mage and Machine" and "Genesis Avalon: Patriot" make serious script movement, and our release schedule has been updated through the rest of 2020! We've got the preview trailer for "The Kingery" season 10 finale, and exclusive preview clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act IV part 1 and "Mage and Machine" episode 5! And Jordan and Garan Fitzgerald discuss Shakespeare's fart jokes, glowing orbs, and competent governments (what's that like?)! Remember to sometimes hydrate!

    Episode download: TWIP120master.mp3

    Release Date: May 3, 2020

    Run Time: 46:04
  • One Hundred Nineteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 119

    It's our first quarantine TWIP! It's a GUID time to talk about GUID tags, which kind of stink but it means we're now on iHeartRadio, so that's something! "Genesis Avalon: Patriot" scripts continue apace, and should be on track to debut later this year. We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x11 and "Seminar" episode 92, and Jordan and Joe J. Thomas discuss forbidden voices, hentai, and Pokemon effing with you! Come for the coding lesson, stay for a plethora of quarantine listening!

    Episode download: TWIP119master.mp3

    Release Date: April 5, 2020

    Run Time: 44:11
  • One Hundred Eighteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 118

    It's a little treat of a TWIP, with news on hiatuses and mini-episodes, and the upcoming "Genesis Avalon" sequel series! We've got a preview trailer for "The Kingery" episode 10x10 and an eclusive preview clip of "The Pendant Shakespeare's" "Troilus and Cressida" act III part 2, and Jordan and DX Blink discuss beverage specialists, giving it a beat, and pitching shows! Get yer snacks within!

    Episode download: TWIP118master.mp3

    Release Date: March 1, 2020

    Run Time: 33:57
  • One Hundred Seventeenth Episode

    Episode Number: 117

    It's your first non-Pendy Awards TWIP of 2020, which means it's time to look to the future (but only because that's most of what our news was about). Planning for the next seasons of "Kingery" and "Mage and Machine" is underway, and we've got our total raw download number for all of 2019. Spoiler: it's very big, and super cool! We've got the preview trailer for "The Kingery" episode 10x09, and exclusive preview clip of "Troilus and Cressida" act III part 1 in "The Pendant Shakespeare", and the "Seminar" episode 91 preview trailer! And Jordan and Perry Whittle discuss complaints, collaboration, and being happy all over!

    Episode download: TWIP117master.mp3

    Release Date: February 2, 2020

    Run Time: 28:21
  • One Hundred Sixteenth Episode - 2019 Pendy Awards!

    Episode Number: 116

    It's the 2019 Pendy Awards! Celebrating excellence in Pendant Productions as voted on by YOU! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you so much for listening! Here's to a great 2020!

    Episode download: TWIP116master.mp3

    Release Date: January 5, 2020

    Run Time: 27:21
  • One Hundred Fifteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 115

    Voting in the 2019 Pendy Awards has concluded, and we'll have your results next month! Please remember our December release schedule is a little wonky, and... that's it, really. Look, sometimes that's all there is, and this is definitelty one of those times. But! We've got exclusive preview clips of "The Pendant Shakespeare's" "Troilus and Cressida" act I part 2 and "Mage and Machine" episode 3, as well as a preview trailer for "Seminar" episode 90! And Jordan and Channe Nolen discuss cold weather, vampire novels, and artificial intelligence! Happy freakin' holidays!

    Episode download: TWIP115master.mp3

    Release Date: December 1, 2019

    Run Time: 34:34
  • One Hundred Fourteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 114

    The 2019 Pendy Awards are open for nominations for the next two weeks, immediately followed by final voting! Be sure to support all Pendulums whose work you loved this year! Another new assistant director enters the fold, and our executive producers appeared on the Slice of Sci-fi podcast to talk about Pendant (and their new comic book). We've got exclulsive preview clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act I part I and "Mage and Machine" episode 2, as well as news about a special mid-hiatus "Kingery" surprise, and Jordan and Landon Beall discuss keeping it real, green, and juicy sounds! EXCLUSIVE: Susan has an opinion!

    Episode download: TWIP114master.mp3

    Release Date: November 3, 2019

    Run Time: 49:49
  • One Hundred Thirteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 113

    "Dreamnasium" season one has concluded! If you dug the show, please drop by Apple Podcasts and leave us a quick star rating! It helps more than you know. The last of the "Active Radioactive Radio" webseries season one bonus content is finally coming your way with the commentary for episode 3 and a blooper reel for all three episodes! Was there something else? OH RIGHT. We've got a premiere date (Oct. 23!) for brand new show "Mage and Machine", and your first chance to hear the preview trailer is right here, right now! And Jordan and Paul Brueggemann discuss old fashioneds, pacifiers, and September 31st. Get listening before our computer eats the rest of the episode!

    Episode download: TWIP113master.mp3

    Release Date: October 6, 2019

    Run Time: 39:17
  • One Hundred Twelfth Episode

    Episode Number: 112

    Apple Podcasts/iTunes finally implemented the new fiction categories, and then made top lists, and we've got eight shows in the top sixty in sci-fi! So that's cool. "Mage & Machine" keeps on truckin' through production, and should be hitting your eardrums this fall! And if all that wasn't enough, our 15th anniversary zipped on by, and we somehow managed to do a little something for it! We're as surprised as you, honestly. "Dreamnasium" has new episodes every Monday this month, and then the first season concludes, so get it while it's hot! We've got a preview trailer for "The Kingery" 10x07 (midseason finale!) and a preview of The Pendant Shakespeare's complete "King John", and Jordan and Darian Lindle discuss mother goddesses, being a playwright, and the essence of sci-fi! 

    Episode download: TWIP112master.mp3

    Release Date: September 1, 2019

    Run Time: 42:27
  • One Hundred Eleventh Episode

    Episode Number: 111

    A few weeks back we had our first San Diego Comic-Con panel all about Dreamnasium, and thanks so much to everyone who came to see us! "Seminar" needs your scripts, the first episodes of "Mage and Machine" and The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" are in and sound amazing (you'll be hearing them this fall!), and Pendant turns FIFTEEN this August 22! We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x06 and "Seminar" episode 88, an exclusive preview clip of The Pendant Shakespeare's Sonnets episode 14, and new "Dreamnasium" is still coming at you every Monday! Jordan and Dave Morgan discuss NaNoWriMo, auditions, and toy possession, and if you listen for the stomping... you will hear the stomping. And we're sorry.

    Episode download: TWIP111master.mp3

    Release Date: August 4, 2019

    Run Time: 44:23
  • One Hundred Tenth Episode

    Episode Number: 110

    Our mystery new show we've been working on for a year is revealed, and you're going to #EnterDreamnasium TOMORROW, and we've got all the details! We're also going to have a Dreamnasium panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and our executive producers will be signing exclusive issue 1 variants of their new cyberpunk comic at the con, so drop by and say hello! Mage and Machine has a new logo, we've got preview trailers for Dreamnasium and The Kingery episode 10x05, and Jordan and Christopher Gilstrap discuss modifying Shakespeare, dark lords, and poop jokes! This is some gold-pressed latinum news.

    Episode download: TWIP110master.mp3

    Release Date: July 7, 2019

    Run Time: 41:57
  • One Hundred Ninth Episode

    Episode Number: 109

    "Mage and Machine" has a cast and a tentative release period, and our other as yet unannounced new show has a tentative release month of July, a mere few weeks from now! We've also got an update on our downloads for the month of March, and preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x04, The Pendant Shakespeare's "Richard II" act V, and "Seminar" episode 87! And Jordan and Kristine Chester discuss sensitivity reads, valley girls, and third-person insectoids!

    Episode download: TWIP109master.mp3

    Release Date: June 2, 2019

    Run Time: 29:26
  • One Hundred Eighth Episode

    Episode Number: 108

    One of our upcoming new shows has been announced, and we want YOU to be part of it! MAGE AND MACHINE is a brand-new audio drama (with an all-women creative team) set in the country of Hallamere, where powerful magic and high-tech science live side by side ... and not always in harmony. The first casting call is up now, and YOU can be the eponymous Mage! Or the eponymous Machine! Or the non-eponymous villain or non-eponymous supporting roles! What we're saying is that you should audition, and that we really like saying "eponymous." As if that weren't enough, our OTHER new show is completely finished and sits in the starting gate, ready to go! We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x03, and "Richard II" act IV in "The Pendant Shakespeare", and Jordan and Adam Blanford discuss breweries, accents and bum urine! 

    Episode download: TWIP108master.mp3

    Release Date: May 5, 2019

    Run Time: 45:22
  • One Hundred Seventh Episode

    Episode Number: 107

    Our mysterious new show is almost done! Not that it's a mystery show... but we're not saying it's NOT a mystery show either. We can't tell you yet. Because it's a MYSTERY. The website gets a few tweaks and updates, and we do so hope you'll drop by at chat with us on Discord (which we now made it marginally easily for you to find). We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x02, The Pendant Shakespeare's "Richard II" act III, and "Seminar" episode 86, and Jordan and Kaitlyn Kliman discuss being snarky and sarcastic, and escalator things! Let's all go visit the ice cream van in real time!

    Episode download: TWIP107master.mp3

    Release Date: March 31, 2019

    Run Time: 31:53